The STEM programme which attracted so much controversy and drama early this year has turned out to be a good initiative and a reality after all.A total of $788,453.18 has already been used to cover for the schooling expenses for a total of 3 404 students in local schools around Zimbabwe.
I must say a lot of controversy surrounding this initiative had a lot of people doubting if this was ever going to see the light of day.
By Delight Mawere
Where is the government going to get the money to pay and cover expenses for these students who do not even have a limit?
What is the total budget which was set aside to cater for these students?
and several other burning questions that were popping up!
However I must say Prof Jonathan Moyo had the last laugh after having been accused of promoting the initiative without consultation of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary education in Zimbabwe and building castles in the air.
According to the report,the highest number of registered STEM students are from Harare,Midlands and Manicaland with the lowest number being in Mash-west and Mat-North.
It is of interest sake to note that the registration process is still going on and students are still being encouraged to get registered and get the free benefits of STEM!
Whether the money is going to run out or not,we really don’t want to think about,we will keep hoping the students will be covered their expenses until they are finished with their A-level studies.
All we can say is thumbs up for this initiative,let us get as many students as possible STEMITISED !!